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APACS — Access Control & Alarm Monitoring Software Popular

Apollo Security’s Access Control and Alarm Monitoring System (APACS) is the result of years of research and design coupled with real-world input from security professionals working at the most secure sites around the globe. APACS comprises the basis for a flexible and robust system that meets the needs of systems ranging from perimeter systems up to fully integrated enterprise-level installations.

In use at some of the most secure places around the world including military facilities, nuclear power plants and oil & gas industry installations, APACS has been proven time and time again. Designed to meet the demands of high-volume and high-security sites, APACS is a flexible solution that can grow from a few doors to thousands.

 

NEW FEATURES

APACS 3.7 New Features:

  • Single Site software license key
  • Run reaction in object from message for hardware control
  • Allow environment variables in OPC reactions
  • Support for Topaz Systems pen capture devices
  • Display time entered into area in GAPB report window
  • Allow card to enter into closed APB area (Fireman's Card)
  • Cardholder trace report available in Alarm Mode
  • Enhanced controller information in control dialog
  • Enhanced installation and error logging (\Logs directory)
  • Support database passwords up to 64 characters
  • Improved database interface
  • Automatic database updates and backup
  • New database connection management. Firebird database no longer supported. BDE administrator replaced by Database Connection Manager
  • Support for Vicon, Verint, Pelco and Milestone video products
  • Card Management Utilities in Cardholder Configuration: Access Level Deactivation, Card Deactivation, Access Level Expiration, Precision Access Expiration, Expiration Notifier
  • Multi-mask support - Entire list of message masks will be parsed for each even so multiple masks could execute reactions in response to one event

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

ACCESS & ALARM MONITORING

APACS gives site security personnel complete control and a comprehensive overview of the state of the system. Using the Alarm Mode console, staff can easily view access activity and alarm status in real-time. Customizable interactive maps can be configured to automatically display the highest priority events in the system so that guards can react with maximum efficiency.

HARDWARE SUPPORT

Supports Apollo's AAN series of controllers and AIM reader interfaces as well as alarm I/O devices. APACS also supports legacy Apollo hardware for smooth upgrade transitions or migrations from other software packages. For a complete view of the system, Digital Video integrates directly with access and alarm events, supporting the ApolloVision and ApolloVideo lines as well as products from Bosch, Panasonic and Samsung.

HUMAN RESOURCES

User friendly user database full badging capabilities with an easy reports and  an advanced card design facility. Assign multiple cards and designs to personnel and easily assign access levels according to group assignment. Keep a complete data record with up to 100 user-defined fields for each record that can be used for reports as well as searches. FIPS 201 card enrollment features allow reading of personal information from the card including name and photo in addition to card numbers (System, Site & Credential). Support for easy enrollment methods such as driver’s license and passport scanners.

REPORTING

Easy and powerful custom reports as well as pre-configured reports allow quick access to historical data. Special reports for movement of visitors. Employee attendance reporting to keep track of time worked. 

FEATURES

LINKAGES

APACS offers multiple mechanisms for IF...THEN programming for custom actions to extend the functionality of the Access Control System. Hardware embedded functions can provide fast, reliable control, arming/disarming and annunciation during normal operation as well as when communication is degraded. Software based features can send emails during system alarm events, control external programs and prompt operators for desired actions based upon system state and alarm conditions.

BADGE PRINTING & DESIGN

A full featured badge design editor allows multiple graphic layouts for user badges with easy dual side printing and card encoding.  Images to be printed can be imported or made from scratch using the powerful WYSIWYG editor. Cardholder images and personal information are taken directly from the database for inclusion on the printed badge. Designs can be automatically assigned based on a cardholder’s group.

ANTI-PASSBACK

Abuse of card policies can be prevented by flexible anti-passback rules that prevent multiple users gaining access with a single card. Access may be denied or an alert sent to guard stations in order to take proper action. Location of cardholder can be monitored live as they move between areas and areas can be locked for safety or security reasons. Area occupancy can automatically control areas based on min/max persons.

VISITOR MANAGEMENT

Manage flow of temporary cardholders and contractors on-site with simple enrollment directly through the APACS application or via a web interface allowing all users in an organization to submit  visitors and appointments. Track visitors on-site, quickly identifying location and violators of allowed visit duration. Advanced escort rules allow access only when accompanied by a designated employee or guard.

GUARD TOUR

Utilize existing ACS hardware for a full featured guard tour system without the need to purchase additional equipment. Progress of guards on prescribed rounds can be tracked by using readers and alarm inputs. Failure of guard tours can be programmed to automatically notify supervisors or sound system alarms.

GLOBAL ANTI-PASSBACK & MUSTERING

Full global anti-passback area control including maximum/minimum occupancy, open/close, manual movement by operator, nested areas, hardware reactions by occupancy and instantaneous as well as historical reports. Mustering features for hazardous and safe area control to easily manage evacuation during emergency situations.

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VERSIONS

APACS Pro - Integrates access control with digital and analog video equipment, visitor management systems, HVAC and lighting control systems, public address and paging systems. Reaction mechanism provides a powerful programming interface for unlimited integration possibilities. 

APACS Standard - Full featured system control with the added capability of displaying events and state of hardware on interactive graphical maps at the guard station. For easy card issuing, full featured badge design and magnetic card encoding. Full featured Guard Tour using existing system objects.

APACS M32 - APACS Pro with limitation to 32 devices. Upgrade to unlimited version by simple license replacement.

APACS Express - Full featured version limited to 16 devices

Optional Features - Biometric Reader Extensions, Digital Video Integration, OPC Client

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